Statement from The Leadership Conference on Civil & Human Rights:

NEW YORK (June 1, 2020) — The leaders of the nation’s leading civil rights and racial justice organizations have issued a joint statement in response to the unrest ravaging America’s cities. These leaders and their organizations are:

Melanie L. Campbell, President and CEO of the National ..Read More…

CA Board Of Behavioral Sciences Announces New Waivers Amid COVID-19 Pandemic

The Board of Behavioral Sciences has been granted two more waivers due to the COVID-19 pandemic.  

Law & Ethics Exam requirement for Subsequent Number approval –

Practicum Enrollment Requirement for MFT trainees –

You can find these along with all other COVID19 waivers on our home page in the red box,

NASW Honors 2020 Social Work Graduates!

NASW today launched a webpage honoring 2020 social work graduates who are unable to have traditional graduation ceremonies due to Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) social distancing rules.

The page includes messages from social work leaders, including NASW President Kathryn Wehrmann and educator and ethics expert Frederic Reamer, and video slide shows featuring photos sent to NASW by graduating students. ..Read More…

Say Their Names: A Toolkit To Help Foster Productive Conversations About Race and Civil Disobedience

From the California Association of School Social Workers:

“In a racist society, it is not enough to not be non-racist, we must be anti-racist” – Angela Davis.

Say Their Names. George Floyd,  Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, and the countless others that came before.

If you are planning on talking to your students or children about the ..Read More…

Apply For NASW-CA Executive Director Position – Deadline Extended to June 12th!

The deadline to submit an application for the Executive Director position has been extended until June 12th. Please refer to the Job Description below for more information and for instructions on how to apply!

Executive Director
National Association of Social Workers – California Chapter

The California Chapter of the National Association of Social Workers (NASW), with ..Read More…

Community Health Councils Survey to Improve Online Medi-Cal Systems

 Community Health Councils (CHC) has been working closely with state advocates on the CalSAWS project. This is the new online system that will uniformly manage public benefits across all 58 counties in California.

To ensure this new system meets the needs of Medi-Cal beneficiaries, we will be sharing a series of surveys to better understand ..Read More…

PRESS RELEASE: NASW condemns yet another incident of lethal police force against an African American

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The National Association of Social Workers (NASW) strongly condemns the continued death of unarmed people who are African American at the hands of police. We renew our call for the nation to adopt policing reforms to address this crisis. And we offer our condolences to the families of the people who have died.

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Trauma Informed LA Launches “Our Stories Matter” Podcast on May 31st

 Featuring diverse storytellers, Trauma Informed LA’s new podcast furthers community healing and restoration. Access the podcast at

Los Angeles, CA, May 28, 2020—Trauma Informed LA (TILA) presents Our Stories Matter, a new podcast in partnership with Lokels Only, beginning on Sunday, May 31, 2020 with new episodes releasing every two weeks. Our Stories ..Read More…

NASW 2020 National Election Deadline Coming Up On May 29th!

The deadline for the NASW 2020 National Election is this Friday, May 29.  All members with current membership (and no pending sanctions) are encourage to exercise your membership responsibility by submitting your completed ballot no later than Friday the 29th

Voting may be done through this link:

REMINDER: BBS Standards Of Practice For Telehealth Services

Lately we have been fielding questions regarding what the standards are according to the Board of Behavioral Sciences for offering telehealth services in California. In order to make this widely and readily available, we’re publicizing the most recent regulations for social workers to access easily.

Please click on this link to read the ..Read More…